t too well adapted to counteract it;--to sensations, to mere excitement, more than to feelings, in the better sense of the word, at all. On this point I have intimated my impressions already, in speaking of the style of the Cathedrals and other places of the kind.
I would not be deemed insensible to the just worth of the associations now in question.
More dignity there certainly is in these, than in mere external decorations; and yet,--I acknowledge it freely,--I would not have the dust of Auburn to groan with such a load of the one, scarcely more than of the other.
He who has visited the Parisian Cemetery whose éclat imposes on the imagination much more, let me say, than it can on the eyes-knows full well the expense at which the increase of its honors and the influence of its antiquity have been obtained.
He who has not been there, can easily conceive what I mean.
I will not dwell on such a theme.
The more it is considered, however, the less disposed, I am sure, we shall be,